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Arizona State Legislature
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Fifty-second Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Jennifer D. Benally

Jennifer D. Benally

Democrat
District 7

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 121
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3079
Fax Number: (602) 417-3278

 
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Member Since: 2015
Jennifer Benally is serving her first term at the Arizona House of Representatives. She and her husband, Kent, live in Tuba City and they have 10 children and 14 grandchildren. She has lived in Arizona since 1957, when she moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rep. Benally attended Window Rock High School and Northern Arizona University. After working for family owned businesses in Aspen, Colorado and Monument Valley, Utah, Rep. Benally served as a Navajo Nation police officer from 1982-1990. She then worked as a legal advocate for the Law Office of John Yazzi before becoming a Tuba City Prosecutor in 1992. After six years as a prosecutor, Rep. Benally became a district court judge for the Navajo Nation. Rep. Benally retired from the bench in 2014, the year she was elected to serve in the legislature. She remains a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

Rep. Benally serves on the Agriculture, Water and Land Committee, as well as the Rural and Economic Development Committee in the House of Representatives. In addition to her legislative work, Rep. Benally and her husband promote responsible ranching and healthy livestock practices, and family values.

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HB2117 C marriage; qualifications
HB2123 P competency restoration; treatment; costs
HB2124 P WQARF funding; state treasurer; transfers
HB2125 P DHS; state food standards
HB2155 P state transportation board; tribal representation
HB2156 P Native American tribes; TPT revenues
HB2157 P Native Americans; delayed birth certificates
HB2159 C appropriation; water projects; Navajo nation
HB2160 P TPT; Indian tribe; motor vehicles
HB2161 C central Arizona project board; membership
HB2370 C texting while driving; prohibition
HB2371 P minors; automatic firearms; prohibited
HB2517 P internet crimes against children; fund See Vote
HB2520 C appropriation; grants; reading-intensive programs
HB2546 C independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosures.
HB2547 C campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities.
HB2548 C foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs.
HB2549 C independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit.
HB2552 P emergency contraception
HB2553 P human trafficking victim; vacating conviction
  (NOW: sex trafficking victim; vacating conviction
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HB2571 C DCS information; legislator discussion
HB2585 C secondary motor vehicle finance transactions
HB2600 C public school tax credit reallocation
HB2606 C medical assistance requests; evidence; mitigation
HB2624 P critical health information; emergency responders
HB2632 C dog tethering
  (NOW: unlawful dog tethering
HB2656 P child abuse; false reporting; felony
HCM2003 C urging Congress; increase customs personnel
HCR2010 C marriage; qualifications; referral
HCR2020 C ratification; equal rights amendment
HCR2021 P women's reproductive rights; support
HCR2029 C persons with disabilities; employment; support
HCR2031 C Citizens United decision; repeal
HR2005 C death resolution; Officer Tyler Stewart
SB1207 C campaign finance disclosures; corporations; entities
SB1208 C foreign nonprofit corporations; foreign LLCs
SB1209 C independent expenditures; corporations; unions; audit
SB1396 C auditor general; charter schools
SB1397 C pilot; structured English immersion exemption
SB1398 C foster parents; immunizations; licensure
SCR1010 C Senator Chester Crandell; death resolution
SCR1020 P Mayor John Driggs; death resolution

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